Bet Jamaica Daily Sports Roundup: March 4

by Dirty on March 4, 2010

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Heat get a visit from the Lakers, Penn State takes on Michigan State, and the Penguins hit the road to battle New York.

Tipping off on the hardwood . . .

The NBA offers up three games on Thursday, with Memphis at Chicago, Utah at Phoenix, and the Lakers at Miami. Los Angeles (46-15 SU, 26-33-2 ATS) is coming off a 122-99 pounding of Indiana on Tuesday night, with Kobe Bryant scoring 24 points to go along with six assists. Jordan Farmar was good for 19 points off the bench in that win for the Lakers, who have won three straight games. The Heat (30-31 SU, 30-30-1 ATS) got back into the win column by beating Golden State 110-106 on Tuesday; Dwyane Wade poured in 35 points.

As well, the college basketball schedule has two games involving ranked teams on Thursday, with Providence at No. 17 Pittsburgh, and Penn State at No. 11 Michigan State. The Spartans (22-7 SU, 11-17 ATS) got past Purdue in a low-scoring 53-44 decision in their last game on Sunday. Raymar Morgan had 16 points for Michigan State in that contest. The Nittany Lions (11-17 SU, 12-13-1 ATS) are coming off a 79-60 win over Northwestern, with Talor Battle scoring 16 points. Penn State fell 65-54 to Michigan State when the teams met February 13.

Taking a trip around the rink . . .

Finally, there are nine games on the NHL’s schedule for Thursday, with Toronto at Boston, Ottawa at Carolina, Tampa Bay at Washington, the Islanders at Atlanta, Los Angeles at Nashville, St. Louis at Dallas, Colorado at Phoenix, Montreal at San Jose, and Pittsburgh at the Rangers. The 37-22-4 Penguins slipped past Buffalo 3-2 in their first post-Olympic game on Tuesday night, with Ruslan Fedotenko picking up a goal and an assist. The 29-27-2 Rangers rolled past Ottawa 4-2 on the road Tuesday, with Ryan Callahan scoring twice that day.

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